ABOUT THE ARTIST

MAZ GHANI

Based in the bucolic central California coast, I am inspired by all things botanical and focus on floral and nature photography, frequently experimenting with new techniques to create my tableaux. I search for unusual perspectives and enjoy both black and white and color photography. ​ "A fleeting moment captured for eternity."

STOCKISTS

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden gift shop, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Artling, Singapore

​EXHIBITIONS ​

11/4/2022 - 1/2/2023 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) "Nature of Acquaintance" featuring Hibiscus x Petunia series, San Luis Obispo, CA

11/4 - 11/6/2022 SLO Botanical Garden "Art in the Garden" Juried Exhibition San Luis Obispo, CA

9/9/2022 Art, Wine and Brew Tour Atascadero, CA

5/6 - 6/6/2022 Art and About "Flower Power" San Luis Obispo, CA

5/5 - 5/28/2022 Las Lagunas Art Gallery "Best of the Best" Juried Online Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

3/25 - 3/27/2022 SLO Botanical Gardens "Art in the Garden" Juried Exhibition San Luis Obispo, CA ​

7/3 - 7/30/2021 Proud+ 2021 Juried Exhibition "Pride" The Studio Door, San Diego, CA ​

1/22 - 5/3/2021 iMotif Juried Exhibition "Dark Side of the Sun" series Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA ​

7/2020 Contemporary Online Art Gallery 2020 All Botanical Photography/Digital Art Exhibition ​

Permanent Berkshire Medical Center, Hillcrest Campus Cancer Center, Pittsfield, MA 15 select prints ​

PRINT/ONLINE MENTIONS ​

8/2022 "Your Best Shot," Travel and Leisure Magazine, p. 180

5/2021 "Art from the Garden," Berkshire Magazine, pp. 42-45 ​

1/2021 Five pictures published in Black and White Magazine (bandwmag.com) ​

7/2020 GoRentals.co.nz (https://www.gorentals.co.nz/explore/blog/lake-tekapo/) "Lupines" ​

AWARDS/HONORABLE MENTIONS ​

2/2020 Berkshire Magazine (Wild Places contest)

Honorable Mention - "Fleur du Sol"
Honorable Mention - "Busy in the Berkshires" ​

12/2019 Downtown Pittsfield Photography Contest

Honorable Mention - "Falling for Freedom" ​

12/2019 Contemporary Online Art Gallery (All Planet Earth competition)

Best in Show - "Standing Tall" ​

12/2019 Motif Collective (Symmetry contest)

Honorable Mention - "Shoe Heaven" ​

Bio

Maz Ghani was born in 1969 and moved to the US in 1995 after living in Australia and Canada. A Radiologist by training, Maz gained an interest in botanical photography several years ago while exploring his wife’s colorful gardens. He uses a combination of photography and scanography to compose the botanical layouts and is inspired by nature’s diversity. His works have been published in Travel and Leisure Magazine, Black and White Magazine along with an article “Art from the Garden” in Berkshire Magazine. His photos have been included in the SLO Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Proud+ 2021 Juried Exhibition, the iMotif Juried Exhibition and the Contemporary Online Art Gallery.

Art Gallery. © 2022 by Maz Ghani